On luminous blue variables as the progenitors of core-collapse supernovae, especially Type IIn supernovae

@article{Dwarkadas2010OnLB,
  title={On luminous blue variables as the progenitors of core-collapse supernovae, especially Type IIn supernovae},
  author={Vikram V. Dwarkadas},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={412},
  pages={1639-1649}
}
  • V. Dwarkadas
  • Published 15 November 2010
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Luminous blue variable (LBV) stars are very massive, luminous, unstable stars that suffer frequent eruptions. In the last few years, these stars have been proposed as the direct progenitors of some core-collapse supernovae (SNe), particularly Type IIn SNe, in conflict with stellar evolution theory. In this paper we investigate various scenarios wherein LBV stars have been suggested as the immediate progenitors of SNe. Many of these suggestions stem from the fact that the SNe appear to be… 

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